1 California University of Pennsylvania 8th Annual Conference on Homeland & International Security *This Conference is Dedicated in Memory of Dr. Burrell A. Brown Human security Assessing the security gaps in our criminal justice system Developed and presented by the Department of Criminal Justice, California University of Pennsylvania; the Mon Valley NAACP and the NAACP State Conference Criminal Justice Committee. Planning Committee Members Lynn Baron, Burrell Brown, Michael Hummel, Elaine Johnson, Ross Martin, Hazel Murray, George Simmons, Mohamed Yamba We have the right to safety and security. We have the right to ensure the safety and security of others. -excerpt from California University of Pennsylvania Bill of Rights
2 California University s 8th Annual Conference on Homeland and International Security February 27, 2015 (9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) Steele Hall Main Stage Theatre Conference Time Schedule TIME EVENT WHO 8:00-9:00 Attendee Sign-In All Attendees 9:00-9:15 Opening Ceremony Posting of National Colors Singing of National Anthem Opening Remarks 9:15-10:00 Presentation # 1 Managing Decisions in a Crisis Situation and the Integration of Deadly Force. Dr. Michael L. Hummel Dr. Mohamed Yamba, Mr. George Simmons Interim President, Geraldine M. Jones Dr. Michael L. Hummel Chair and Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Studies 10:00-10:45 Presentation #2 Law Enforcement and Culture. Dr. Aref Al-Khattar Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice 10:45-11:30 Presentation #3 Building Police and Community Relations Mr. David Hickton U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania 11:30-12:30 Presentation #4 (keynote) Strategies To Reduce Officer Involved Shootings Mr. Chuck Drago, retired Police Chief. President of Drago Professional Consultants 12:30-12:35 Closing Remarks Dr. Michael L. Hummel
3 Dr. Michael L. Hummel Michael L. Hummel, Ph.D. is the Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, and Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Studies, at California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hummel also serves as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, lecturing on courses in Homeland Security and Terrorism in the Administration of Justice and Public Service Department, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Adjunct Professor for the Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership, BHSU, and Adjunct Professor for the Doctorate of Management in Homeland Security program CTU, and serves as a chair and committee member for numerous doctoral dissertation committees. Dr. Hummel is a retired military police officer, with 23 years of service in various leadership positions to include Commander of a law enforcement company and Special Reaction Team Commander. He has combat service with the 2/75 Rangers and the 101st Airborne Division, and conducted real-world community policing operations as a military police officer. Dr. Hummel worked in both the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy in law enforcement and security roles. He served as the Director of Performance Assurance, Safety, Law Enforcement and Security for the Department of Energy (WSRS). Dr. Hummel also served as a professor of political science and public policy at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Dr. Hummel earned his Ph.D., from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York, 2000, Department of Social Sciences/Organization and Leadership TC, and a Master Degree in Philosophy and Public Policy. He also earned a Master Degree from the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University of New York. Dr. Hummel is the author of numerous publications on counter criminal/ terrorist and security operations and organizational leadership, and has developed and chaired 8 regional conferences on international and homeland security
4 Dr. Aref M. Al-Khattar Dr. Aref M. Al-Khattar is a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at California University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses on Terrorism, intelligence, research methods, crime theories and other courses in that field. He has previously been employed by Saint Paul s College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). He earned his Master s and a Ph.D. in Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a B.A in Arabic language and literature at the University of Jordan. Furthermore, Dr. Al-Khattar is a multi-year honoree in Who s Who Among American Teachers & Educators. Dr. Al-Khattar is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He currently serves as a consultant to the National Institute of Justice / Department of Justice; reviewer to the following Journals Criminology and Public Policy, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Jordan Journal of Social Sciences, International Journal of Security and Terrorism, Criminal Justice Studies, and Criminal Justice Policy Review. Furthermore, Dr. Al-Khattar is a retired law enforcement officer (Lieutenant Colonel, General Intelligence Department, Jordan) with seventeen years of experience in the Kingdom of Jordan. He received the Medal of Independence from late King Hussein in 1992, in person, for his distinguished role in protecting the security of Jordan. Dr. Al-Khattar is the author of Religion and terrorism: An interfaith perspective published by Greenwood publishers in As research for this book, Dr. Al-Khattar interviewed religious leaders from Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to study the issue of religious-based terrorism in these three religions. With the collected data and from his own extensive knowledge of terrorism, Dr. Al-Khattar presents an explanation to this issue from an authoritative perspective. Finally, Dr. Al-Khattar has presented a number of papers at international and national conferences on terrorism - related issues in the United States and overseas. He has appeared on ABC World News, Nightline, C-SPAN and has been interviewed by a number of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the United States, Canada, France, Ireland, and Jordan. terrorism in the Middle East.
5 David J. Hickton David J. Hickton was nominated for United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2010, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Aug. 5, He was sworn in as the District's 57th U.S. Attorney on Aug.12, Prior to becoming U.S. Attorney, Mr. Hickton co-founded Burns, White & Hickton LLC in From 1983 to 1987 he was an Associate Attorney at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote. He practiced in the areas of transportation, litigation, commercial and white collar crime. Mr. Hickton began his legal career serving as a Law Clerk for the Honorable United States District Judge Gustave Diamond from 1981 to For more than a decade, Mr. Hickton was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law where he taught antitrust. Mr. Hickton is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a Fellow of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. Mr. Hickton has been admitted before the United States Supreme Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and several of the U.S. Circuit Courts. Previously, Mr. Hickton was involved in a wide range of community activities, and has long been an active supporter of and participant in organizations which benefit children and the arts. He is a past Executive Board Member of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and served as its President. Mr. Hickton also was a longtime member of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, a non-profit organization that uses arts and culture to reinvigorate the Downtown. His nomination as United States Attorney marks Mr. Hickton s second Presidential appointment. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Hickton served on the President s Advisory Committee on the Arts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at the request of then-president Bill Clinton. Mr. Hickton is a 1978 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and a 1981 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
6 Charles (Chuck) Drago Chuck Drago is a career law enforcement officer who has demonstrated the position in a first-class manner. Known for his determination and leadership abilities, Chuck was appointed assistant police chief, police chief, and two senior government positions by the Governor of Florida. Chuck is an experienced front-line law enforcement officer who has directly or indirectly been involved in thousands of arrests; supervised and/or investigated numerous officer-involved shootings. Chuck brings over 30 years of experience in an array of law enforcement areas such as domestic violence and stalking, use of force/taser/excessive force, narcotics investigation, vehicle pursuits, and officer-involved shootings. Being a senior leader of major law enforcement areas, Chuck has been involved in reviewing/investigating hundreds of police misconduct allegations regarding use of force, Taser, pepper spray, firearms, K-9, and police pursuits. Chuck Drago has been recognized nationally as an expert witness. He has testified across the country in a plethora of depositions and trials. His written reports have been utilized in both criminal and civil depositions, hearings and trials in state and federal court. Chuck has trained thousands of police officers in related areas such as search warrant execution, stalking, domestic violence, workplace violence, narcotics, use of force, and police management. Chuck has a Bachelor s and Associate s degree in Criminal Justice, and has graduated from the University of Louisville s Southern Police Institute. He has received the department s highest award for a law enforcement officer.
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9 DPC DRAGO PROFFESSIONAL CONSULTANTS LLC Police Practices Consulting and Litigation Support DPC provides police management and expert witness services to clients. We provide law enforcement advice to police agencies, private businesses, law firms, media and government agencies to enhance public safety. Chief Chuck Drago: Founder of DPC, is an internationally recognized expert in police management, police use of force, specifically officer involved shootings, Taser, pepper spray, K-9 and firearms. He provides an honest, ethical, and comprehensive analysis predicated upon broadbased experience, education and training in both fields. Chuck has been a guest speaker on CNN, FOX News, BBC, ABC, Al Jezera, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC, Boston Globe, WWL Radio, Associated Press, and numerous local newspapers, radio and TV stations. He has also been the subject of numerous articles and books including Crime Beat by bestselling author, Michael Connolly. Management Consulting Services Management Studies Correct Management Issues Correct Operational Issues Establish Community Policing Evaluate State of Community Policing Police Misconduct Issues Crime Reduction Strategies Problem Oriented Policing Expert Witness for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys Use of Force/Officer Involved Shootings Vehicular Pursuit Criminal Investigations Narcotics Investigations Confidential Informants Training and Supervision Police Practices
11 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA S 8 TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON HOMELAND AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
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